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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14338–14349

High speed cross-amplitude modulation in concatenated SOA-EAM-SOA

Ciaran S. Cleary and Robert J. Manning  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14338-14349 (2012)

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We observe a near-ideal high speed amplitude impulse response in an SOA-EAM-SOA configuration under optimum conditions. Full amplitude recovery times as low as 10ps with modulation depths of 70% were observed in pump-probe measurements. System behavior could be controlled by the choice of signal wavelength, SOA current biases and EAM reverse bias voltages. Experimental data and impulse response modelling indicated that the slow tail in the gain response of first SOA was negated by a combination of cross-absorption modulation between pump and modulated CW probe, and self-gain modulation of the modulated CW probe in both the EAM and second SOA.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.4205) Optical devices : Multiple quantum well (MQW) modulators
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2012
Published: June 12, 2012

Ciaran S. Cleary and Robert J. Manning, "High speed cross-amplitude modulation in concatenated SOA-EAM-SOA," Opt. Express 20, 14338-14349 (2012)

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